Unclog and Clean Your AC Drain Line System
Why Do AC Drain Lines Get Clogged?
Air conditioning systems contain an air handler that includes a coil in which Freon circulates through. These air handlers are usually installed in attics or closet cabinets. These air handlers sweat during operation and produce condensation that flows into a drain pan located beneath the air handler.
This water over time pools in the bottom of the drain pan and traps creates mold and algae. With the addition of dust and debris the low points and traps in the drain line will clog. If the clog is in the drain pan water will fill up and eventually run over and on to the stud and sheet rock below.
If installed in a closet then the water runs onto the floor and sheet rock of the closets. Depending on the location of the clog. It could merely appear to be sink backing up. Either way at this point you have been forced to call a plumber to resolve this matter.
Preventing AC Drain Line Clogs
There are several ways to avoid the clogging problem. One is to periodically blow out your air conditioner drain line, secondly you can pour Vinegar and Hot water down the drain line and the most common is to pour bleach into the drain line. all of these require going into your attic and locating your vent pipe and performing one of the above processes.
Most people don’t know they are supposed to do this or don’t want to go into the hot attic to do this chore. So the problem develops and in many situation cause extreme damage to the sheet rock and flooring below.
Our MEDS Unit AC Drain Line Cleaner
Works Automatically to Unclog and Clean A C Drain Lines
Install a MEDS unit in your home or business to keep your air conditioner drain line clean and free of mold and algae. Our MEDS air conditioner drain line cleaner uses pumps to send the solution through a reinforced hose that can be run through the attic or studs of new homes.
The first pump is a fluid pump that sends about 5 ounces of the special sodium hypochlorite solution into the hose towards the drain.
The second pump is an air pump that pushes the solution out of the hose and into the drain line where it will break down the algae in the pipe.
What Homeowners Need to Know About Mold in the AC Drain Lines:
What happens to your AC that causes mold to build up and clog the air conditioner drain line?
Basically, the AC companies install the air handler in your attic or closet depending on the home or Condo. The homeowner is provided with a warranty for the unit for a period of time. The AC drain line is a separate part of the system that has NO Warranties from the contractors. Wherever there is moisture, mold or algae will start to grow.
In the AC drain line, and areas with high humidity, the condensation or water dripping into the drain pan is a continuous occurrence. It doesn’t take much time for the mold to grow. Everyone has had clogged AC drain lines many of us never knew what caused them. The obvious clogs in the toilet are not a long term damaging clog. It’s those unexplained clogs the plumber was called out for and not really explained why the clog occurred or how to prevent it from happening again.
What damage can mold in air conditioner drain line create to a home?
It’s not a matter of will this happen to me, it’s a matter of when is it going to happen. Timing is never good but timing can be extremely bad. If your AC drain line clogs the water backs up in the drain pan and eventually flows over.
Many people have float switches installed, but these often fail. When they do work they shut down your AC unit. You are still forced to call someone to clear your drain line. We know this is not a cheap or convenient situation. When this is ignored water can overflow into the attic. You may not know for weeks of this issue until you see water dripping out of your light fixture or water spot in the sheetrock of your ceiling.
If this occurs during your vacation, this water can damage the ceiling, wood floors and carpet. This damage may not be covered by your insurance company deductible or claimed that poor maintenance was the result of this damage.